Giroud Still Valuable Despite Blank

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am by Phil Mc Grath

It was a rather disappointing result in the opening game of round 34 for both Arsenal and Everton as the pair played out a 0-0 draw at the Emirates on Tuesday night but despite the result and lack of goals there is still value to be had in the Gunners attacking line.

Despite a blank against Everton Giroud is still one to watch when Arsenal travel to Fulham this weekend.

Olivier Giroud is a player that has been featuring regularly in our columns over recent weeks and despite drawing a blank against the Toffee’s in his first game of the round he is still one to be considered for the weekend’s.

If you have not already brought the Arsenal man in then I suggest that you have a very close look at him for Arsenal’s London derby game with Fulham this weekend at Craven Cottage.

The former Montpellier man has 11 goals and four assists to his credit this season and with two goals and two assists coming in his last five games he is certainly one of the most inform strikers in the league.

As we said Arsenal travel to Fulham this weekend in a game that usually produces goals in fact in recent years this game has produced over 2.5 goals at the Cottage, meaning the Gunners are likely to get chances to convert.

At home the usually strong Fulham defence has struggled over recent weeks and have actually conceded 5 goals in their last two games and only managed one clean sheet at Craven cottage in their last ten attempts.

While all this may not necessarily indicate a clear cut win for the Gunners, as we learned last season when Fulham popped up with two goals in the last five minutes to win the game, it does indicate that their will be opportunities for Giroud to get goals and that is why he is worth a look this weekend.

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